Roof Snow Removal - Avoid Roof Collapse


Roof Snow Removal Will Avoid Roof Collapse

Roof Collapse at Sunoco Gas Station

We have been talking about getting the snow off roofs recently more and more as roof snow loads are increasing more and more in parts of North East United States and Central and Eastern Canada.

It doesn't take a lot for the combination of roof snow and wind to take the roof off some complexes.

For more information on roof snow removal, roof ice dam removal and roof snow load capacities: see our roof snow removal and ice dam removal website, search this roofing blog for various articles on the topic, or visit our main web site roof snow removal page.

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Below a new roof collapse in Plattsburgh NY is an example of how a fairly small amount of snow built up on the roof combined with the right amount of wind and roof structure or design can have a roof collapse. Good thing it occurred in the middle of the night and nobody was hurt.

FOX44 - Burlington / Plattsburgh News, Weather

Fox 44 News, ABC 22 - USA


"A combination of wind and snow blew the roof off a Plattsburgh gas station.

Just hours after closing, the gas station roof collapsed, saving customers and the station attendant from being trapped inside. Fortunately because it happened in the middle of the night, no one was injured.

The roof at the Sunoco on US Avenue near the Burger King lay folded over the gas pumps Tuesday morning."

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